Pulp and Paper Sector Rule

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs EPA to conduct risk assessments on each source category subject to maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards, and to determine if additional standards are needed to reduce residual risks, to be completed 8 years after promulgation. Section 112(d)(6) of the CAA requires EPA to review and revise the MACT standards as necessary, taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies, to be done at least every 8 years. The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (NESHAP) for the Pulp and Paper Industry (subpart S) was promulgated in 1998 and also has not been reviewed; this action finalized those amendments.
RIN: 2060-AQ41
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.440 to 63.459
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: Clean Air Act sec 112
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM12/27/201176 FR 81328
Final Rule09/11/201277 FR 55698
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): pulp and paper, Sector Model Rule
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 27, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/27/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0023
Comment Period Closed
Jan 06, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/07/2010
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0012
Comment Period Closed
Aug 23, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/23/2010
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 09/11/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0307

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/02/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0306
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/31/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0285
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/31/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544-0282


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Agency Contact
Bill Schrock
919 541-5432
919 541-3470 (Fax)
E143-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Robin Dunkins
919 541-5335
919 541-3470 (Fax)
E143-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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